This innovative development involves the transformation of a derelict underground reservoir into 16 luxury dwellings. Elementa have been brought in to provide M&E services design from conceptual through to planning stage. Here, the brief is to retain the existing subterranean structure by designing a sympathetic development around its current structure and features to create a unique, design led development.
As a development within an Area of Ecological Interest, a green approach to design is clearly of paramount importance: the project will achieve Code 5 for Sustainable Homes. sustainability is therefore at the forefront of Elementa’s Mechanical, Electrical and Public Health design work on the project.
Elementa are incorporating key sustainable features within the design. This includes the use of photovoltaics, rain and grey water harvesting, Combined heat and power and innovative, low energy external and internal lighting designs.